Namibe Airport in Angola to be expanded

26 April 2013

The airport in the city of Namibe, in southern Angola, will undergo modernisation and expansion work, and the contract for the project was approved Wednesday by the central government, according to a statement issues Wednesday in Luanda at the end of a Council of Ministers meeting.

On Tuesday the Transport Minister, Augusto Tomás, said that the work to expand and modernise the airport would cost an estimated US$90 million.

Once the work is finished, Namibe airport will have capacity to handle 400 passengers at peak times, 200 in departures and the same at arrivals and will be able to receive latest generation aircraft.

Tomás noted that as well as extending the runway and the apron work will also be carried out on the terminal and areas set aside for services, such as fire-fighters. (macauhub)